Today, @RealTimeWWII began tweeting the 72 year old fortification of Britain. Barrage balloons, barbed wire, and vigilant citizens were are part of the defensive plan to protect the island from a German invasion that seemed imminent, but never happened.
|British Volunteer observer wears the same bag as Indiana Jones
This style was used to outfit Indiana Jones decades later. The short canvas strap was removed in favor of a longer leather one, but the bag is virtually unmodified as Indy carriers it throughout his film adventures. Indy most often carries the MkVII bag that came out in 1940, but can also be seen wearing a the earlier MkVI bag in Temple of Doom. Thanks to the thousands of military and civilian personnel who were issued these bags, they are still relatively easy to find.